Nashville Humane Association
History and Mission The Nashville Humane Association (NHA), incorporated in 1946 to protect the well-being of animals in Davidson County, is one of the oldest service organizations in Nashville. The roots of NHA can be traced back to a society founded in 1887 to protect children from inhumane working conditions and draft horses from mistreatment. While our location and logo (Don’t you just love Rover and Fluffy?) have changed throughout the years, our devotion to being a voice to those without one has remained steady and strong. Nashville Humane Association is committed to finding responsible homes, controlling pet overpopulation and promoting the humane treatment of animals. Our mission is carried out through the following services and activities: Pet Adoptions: NHA places thousands of healthy and temperamentally sound animals into loving homes each year. Safety Net Resource Center: Safety Net at Nashville Humane Association (NHA) exists to preserve the human-animal bond by providing a resource response to both every-day challenges and often overwhelming crises. These resources are provided in-shelter, online, by phone and through partners in our community. Services such as our Pet Food and Supply Bank, Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic, and Directory of Resources grant access to care to the most vulnerable populations, often those who face the greatest barriers and most harmful stigmas in our community. As we expand, our aim remains clear – to preserve the human-animal bond, improve access to care and reduce barriers therein. Humane Education: NHA personnel travel throughout Davidson County teaching the responsibilities of pet ownership and humane treatment for all animals. We also schedule group tours of our facility, educating people on NHA’s various roles in the community. Please click here to complete an application for an education presentation or group shelter tour. Community Outreach & Spay / Neuter: Rover, our “Big Yellow Bus,” travels throughout Davidson and surrounding counties to provide spay and neuter services to shelters and rescues that lack the resources in an effort to decrease the number of unwanted animals. Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers play a vital role in enabling NHA to accomplish our mission. Volunteers serve in an array of roles from dog walkers to program and event assistants. For more information, click here to see our Volunteer Opportunities. Foster Care: Volunteers open their homes to foster sick and injured pets that require around-the-clock-care in a nurturing environment. Foster animals return to NHA as healthy, well-adjusted pets for placement in the adoption program.
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